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engineering. so when john boehner comes together with his plan b in december, there's no unanimity or consensus in the republican party about that. i think the gop has to get its own house in order. >> they're all screwed up. that's what i'm saying. >> but they're the ones who talk about spending cuts -- >> base is going to -- >> you know the base of the republican party better than i do but i think the republican base doesn't have anywhere to go. >> they go home to sleep. they can watch tv. they can watch a sporting event. they can have a couple of beers. believe me. you're seeing the base. you ever see what they look like? i'm sorry. >> you said that. not me. >> i didn't say that. matt welch, you're kind of a neutral observer in this whole story. >> kind of. >> let me get your take on this. do you think the gop's getting the message out? >> i think it was shrewd politically what they did today. >> okay. >> they put democrats on the defensive. they shined a light on the fact they haven't passed a budget in 1,360 days and said hey if you want to be -- we don't want to be the irresp
first in this? john harwood joins us from washington with the details. good evening. >> good evening. the president used the last news conference of first term to draw an ever-brighter line with congressional republicans on the debt ceiling. they say they want dollar for dollar spending cuts to be matched with an increase in the debt ceiling. the president said i'll negotiate with you, but not over the debt ceiling. he simply is not going to allieu republicans to take the full faith and credit of the united states and the health of the u.s. economy as hostages. >> they will not collect our ransom in exchange for crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> now, house speaker john boehner responded quickly saying house republicans will do the right thing. they will be responsible, they will meet america's obligations and make sure the government does not shut down. he tried to
. after a 90 minute meeting, president obama's beconed call, let's go to john bachelor of the john bachelor show. please, i beg your pardon. we are going to be short. this is an issue the jewish lobby. he is not a senator from israel. why is chuck schumer saying that things are going to be okay. i'm talking that he has been making long phone calls writing letters to senator boxer. what we are seeing now is a death bed confession who in the past will be more correct in speaking with our allies. >> haegel mispoke about the nuclear threat from iran. i guess chuck schumer is too a death threat? >> haegel's supporters support him because of the principle. he wanted to talk to iran and so forth and who knows where he is going to stand should he become defense secretary. how can you trust this guy haegle? >> you cannot. he represents the obama administration's foreign policy. he is handing off the cut backs to a former member of the military. i do not expect him to be part of the foreign policy. it will be closely held as it was in the first administration. he is a big defense cutter. may
john kerry's first job is going to see whether or not he can do negotiate a grand agreement with iran. it is evident to any one sitting here in washington larry, that the president wants to see if he can finally use the man kadate coach the iatola to avoid a k confli conflict. the key here is if he can avoid a charge whereas whether or not kerri and haegle will bring the bacon home in order to avoid the conflict. >> here is the line. we are heirs to those who won the peace and not just won the war and we must carry those lessons this time as well. i'm not sure ambassador ginsberg means. none of us nknow how fruitful their been. he wants to show, that engagement with iran at least in a final attempt is worth having his right wing in this country and the right wing go after him in order for him to prove to the american people that he went the extra mile. >> i would add, sir, it is possible to win the war, and the peace. i believe that is part of world war ii. i was mistified by that part of the inaugural speech. will golf superstar pick up and leave high tax california? of course he sho
that the president put out were greeted with lukewarm response. john boehner's spokesman put out a statement saying the house will look at those recommendations and if the senate pass as bill they will look at that too but no commitment move to any legislation in the house of representatives. so, larry, it looks like a lot of these proposals will not happen but there were more than 20 elements of what he proposed today, the president that were, in fact, executive actions that he could sign today and enforce through the executive branch of the government and that he did. so the rest of the proposals will be legislative and we'll have to see how they fare. >> as always, thanks eamon javers. the national rifle association is pushing back with a tough new ad campaign labelling the president an elitist hypocrite for allowing his own kids to have their protection. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes
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